joy of nesting

joy of nesting
California designer Shiree Hanson Segerstrom's weekly tips for decorating, gardening, and stylish living

I WANT A GARDEN PATIO that LOOKS LIKE JACQUI'S


















I have come to the conclusion that garden design is more challenging than interior design.  I could be happy with a garden environment like Jacqui Getty's and have been working on it ever since I saw this shot above in C Magazine.



















But for some reason, mine is missing something.  The "must have" garden elements I have grown to love, clipped evergreen plants like privet, boxwood, bay, olive, and azalea, are all here.  Symmetry and scale are here as well.





I have casual stripes, Suzani inspired prints, lanterns, and iron elementsTopiary is practically my middle name.  With the stone walls, rough hewn beams, statuary and other favorites, you would think my little garden room would be perfection.  And yet...




































































... I always feel inclined to do more, plant more, change it about.  Is a garden ever done, really?  All images  taken in my garden, except C Magazine's image of Jacqui Getty.







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